ENVR5007 Waste Management (Level 5) (15 credits)

Waste management

The aim of this paper is to provide students with the knowledge of waste minimisation principles and the impact of waste on the environment.

Waste is becoming one of the biggest environmental issues of the 21st century. There is a strong need for government and individual change to remedy the situation. 

This paper takes a holistic approach to exploring how waste is created and subsequently managed. 

You’ll learn different ways to improve and contribute to the system and be equipped with the tools to create change. This paper is focused on applied side waste management and features industry speakers, field trips and labs. 

Content includes:

  • Global and historical perspectives of waste
  • Current New Zealand waste management situation
  • Zero waste principles
  • Sustainable practices
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Environmental impacts
  • Waste legislation

Practical components:

  • Water sampling and laboratory analysis
  • Waste audit
  • Field trips to a wastewater treatment plant, drinking water treatment plant, landfill, transfer station, recycling facility and sustainable businesses

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